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Vitamin and minerals mix may have extended anti-cancer benefits

April 17, 2009 by  

Vitamin and minerals mix may have extended anti-cancer benefitsA study has found that people who took a nutritional supplement called Factor D had a lower gastric cancer rate for at least 10 years after they ceased taking it.

Vitamins and minerals found in Factor D include selenium, vitamin E and beta-carotene.

Chinese scientists first drew this conclusion based on long-term follow-up data from the General Population Nutrition Intervention Trial in Linxian, China.

The trial followed 29,584 adults between the ages of 40 and 69 years who took the dietary supplement from 1986 to 1991.

After the initial results showed a significant reduction in risk of gastric cancer and overall mortality in individuals taking factor D, a 10-year follow-up study confirmed the results by estimating the continuing 5 percent reduction in overall mortality and an 11 percent reduction in gastric cancer mortality.

The follow-up study was recently reviewed by Dr Philip R. Taylor of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and his colleagues from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and reported in the March issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

"The persistence of risk reduction for up to 10 years … is consistent with an emerging new paradigm in cancer [research], namely that prevention may be achievable with short-term as opposed to life-long treatment," the authors write.


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  • s c

    If something works, we should use it. If Factor D has potential, then it should be studied and used. Unfortunately, we can expect this substance will be automatically shunned by the boys and girls of the AMA/FDA/drug cartel circus.
    Remember that by definition this same group of talented moneymakers has no use for natural things. Natural things are not going to be patented. That means NO EASY MONEY.
    Our medical establishment has set itself up for a major tsunami. When they find the time to rely on real science (not money-making, false science), they may deserve our respect and patronage.

  • Launce Kramer

    There are many of these types of cures circulating today. The common denominator is that they all supply the body with something it needs to fight disease, as ultimately our own immune systems do the real work. Different deficiencies are manifested as different kinds of diseases. What we all need is total nutrition, the kind that provides our cells with everything they need to function, as well as clean toxins and neutralize acids.
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  • DeWitt Bunch

    If people are conducting studies they should have a clue about what the results actually mean.
    Factor D is just a combination of anti-oxidants. There is no “lasting effect”. If there is a cancer preventative effect it just postpones it. Anyone who takes it just gets cancer 10 years later than the others. If they continue to take it , they can continue to postpone cancer. Taking it just resets the clock.
    Any good combo of anti-oxidants would have the same results and do not prevent cancer on their own- you still need to live a healthier lifestyle as well.


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